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Harris, Isham Green 1818-1897 Legislator; born at Tullahoma, Tenn., Feb. 10, 1818; was elected to Congress in 1848; governor of Tennessee in 1857, 1859, and 1861; served in the Confederate army throughout the Civil War in various capacities, usually as volunteer aide on the staff. At the conclusion of the war he emigrated to Mexico and subsequently to England, but returned to Tennessee in 1867. He was elected United States Senator in 1877, 1883, 1889, and 1895. He died in Washington, D. C., July 8, 1897.